Fly from Farnborough Airport this winter with Butler & Lloyd

Flying is the most popular and fastest way to travel to the mountains, but not without complications. It’s easy to get stuck for several hours (or more) in the massive labyrinths of impersonal transportation infrastructure. And, more often than not, unless you’re tucked away inside a business-class lounge, your time there is going to be boring, uncomfortable and expensive.

Keen to buck the trend, TAG Farnborough Airport offers a first-class alternative. Situated in Hampshire, just one hour’s drive from London (or 30-minute train journey from London Waterloo) TAG Farnborough Airport features state-of-the-art amenities to passengers: from a children’s play area, warm showers and multiple power sockets, to its own hotel that allows guests to roll out of bed and board the plane…

Not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why it makes sense to go skiing from TAG Farnborough Airport

  1. You can park outside, for free.
  1. There are no queues for check-in. Ever. There’s even a fast-track customer entrance to the airport.
  1. The sleek and modern terminal only sits 80 passengers. So it is never crowded and there will always be somewhere to sit.
  1. The lounge has been designed to create a homely atmosphere, complete with oak furniture and velvet fabrics.
  1. The Apron Cafe serves a variety of soups, wraps, baguettes and delicious coffee.
  1. The airport is very bespoke and private – you won’t find groups of drunken lads or lasses on stag or hen weekends.
  1. There’s free WiFi in the terminal as well as on the ramp area.
  1. There are great views of the airfield – complete with private jets – from the gallery seating area.
  1. The airline-themed Aviator hotel is a five-minute walk away. Ideal for those wanting to stay the night, before rolling out of bed and catching the flight the next morning.
  1. You can be sure the crew are all rested and on top form before flying, as the airport provides them with extremely comfortable and relaxing facilities – including a gym.

For more information about TAG Farnborough Airport, visit

Specialising in luxury, tailor-made family holidays, Butler & Lloyd has launched a brand-new Happy Families programme and arranged a private charter from TAG Farnborough Airport to Geneva/Grenoble/Chambéry/Turin – at February half-term and during the Easter school holidays in 2017 – with opulent accommodation in a choice of two resorts: Courmayeur, Italy and Val Thorens, France. The journey is followed by a private luxury coach transfer and many more family-friendly treats.

The brand-new Happy Families programme to Courmayeur or Val Thorens (11-18 February / 25 March to 1 April / 1-8 April 2017) is priced from £2,300 pp (£9,200 total) for a family of four (two adults and two children), and includes half-board accommodation, return flights (Farnborough to Geneva/Grenoble/Chambéry) and coach transfers. Lift passes and ski/board hire extra.

For more information or to make a booking, call Butler & Lloyd on 01252 411749, or visit